THE DOMAINE JEAN-CHARLES GIRARD-MADOUX IN CHIGNIN - SAVOY Who we are
The Girard-Madoux family has long been the owner of a vineyard in Chignin chef lieu, in the south-east of Chambéry, France. The domaine was sold in 1976.
The vineyards left the family for a few decades only, until Jean-Charles Girard-Madoux undertook a training program for winegrower.
His studies in Beaune (France) and his traineeship in the vineyard of Patrice Rion in Burgundy, revealed his passion for wine and vineyard work.
As from 2006, one month after completing a vocational training certificate (BTS) in viticulture and oenology, Jean-Charles Girard-Madoux purchased the vineyards to recreate the family wine domaine. At the time, it consisted of 2.5 hectares of vines planted by his grandparents.
Since then, the domaine has expanded to 6.5 hectares, with different grape varieties such as: Jacquère, Mondeuse, Roussanne and Gamay.
The vineyard is situated on a south-west facing limestone and clay hillside, at the foot of the Savoyarde.
The stony soil makes it a terroir of predilection for our white and red wines.
The vineyard work
Vines are stripped by hand and a green harvesting is done to maximize the maturity of grapes.
All vineyard work (pruning, debudding and trellising,…) is done by hand.
Only tillage is done mechanically through screefing, in particular to provide greater soil aeration.
The DomaineDiscover our Domaine in video, located in Chignin, on the family vines that had been lost two generations ago. Jean-Charles, a very passionate producer, in the heart of Savoy.
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The Domaine Jean-Charles GIRARD-MADOUX (Chignin Chef Lieu, 73800) offers, in collaboration with the company Agro-Alp, temporary catering formulas. Meals are served in the vineyards during Summer, and at the cellar during winter. Advance booking required (48h before)
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Discover our formula “In the Vineyards” in the video below!
FROM JUNE TO SEPTEMBER In the VineyardsImagine a “sartot” (typically Savoyard: it is a small house located in the vineyards, replacing the main house that was usually several kilometers apart…) perched on the heights of the vineyard of Chignin, under the shade of a cherry tree. Imagine a stunning view on the Mont Granier, on the chain of Belledonnes still covered in snow, and a plunging view over the Grésivaudan valley. Imagine the stillness and beauty of vineyards in the middle of Summer.
Imagine enjoying an aperitif, wood fire grills, a cheese platter of our best aged-cheeses, a coffee in the sun, with this stunning view … That’s it, there you are, you are “In the vineyards” …
Mondeuse 2015 : A real red fruit coulis ! A mondeuse as we knew it in 2009, rounded, smooth with a slight pepper taste. Tanins will get softener. An absolute delight !
Chignin : ripe juice, very tasty, with a delicate flavour of flowers and white fruits. Jacquère perfect for apetizers et meals. Dry and fruity wine.
The young wine maker's first attempt is a success : our "coup de coeur"
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